Due to the extreme disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, NatCapLyme’s grant-giving program was limited in 2020 to the following two applicants:
NatCapLyme sponsored, for the seventh year, first-time attending physician attendance at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society 2020 Virtual Scientific Conference “Lyme Fundamentals Course.” Doctors, Physicians’ Assistants and Nurse Practitioners from around the country were awarded grants for their participation and returned to their communities better prepared to treat their patients.
NatCapLyme sponsored and funded local community events and supported other national advocacy organizations’ efforts to raise awareness about Lyme and tick-borne diseases. In particular, we supported the Unite to Fight 2020 Lyme March Event so that attendees were able to send messages relating to tick-borne disease to their lawmakers, utilizing the VoterVoice online platform donated by NatCapLyme. VoterVoice easily allows attendees to send messages to their specific legislators with one click of a button.